Friday, 13 April 2018

Sheltering Tree Card Tutorial & Video

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The "Sheltering Tree" stamp set is so awesome. If you already own this stamp set then you know what I'm talking about. Just the tree image alone can be used in so many different ways, not to mention all the other stamps and sentiments in the set!

Update April 20, 2018: due to the popularity of this card, I've created a video demonstrating three cards, using this fun technique:

"Sheltering Tree", birds are from "High Tide, grass is from "Waterfront" and the sentiment is from "Love What You Do" (available May 1st). Colours used: Marina Mist & Pear Pizzazz

"Sheltering Tree" and "Just Add Text" stamp sets. Colours used: Rose Red & Lemon Lime Twist

"You Are My  Anchor" April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit and "High Tide" stamp set. Colours used: Smoky Slate and Fresh Fig



Stamp Sets –Sheltering Tree (photopolymer- 137163)
Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Lemon Lime Twist (142245), Whisper White (100730)
Stamp Pads – Sweet Sugarplum (141395), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Memento black (132708)
Accessories –Big Shot (143263), Layering Squares Framelits (141708), Rhinestones Basic Jewels (144220), Block D (118485), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Paper Snips (103579) Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sugarplum: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Lemon Lime Twist: 3 ¾” x 5”
Whisper White: 3 ½” x 4 ¾" AND ½” x 3 ½”

 1.  Score the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock at 4 ¼” and attach Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL Adhesive.
 2.  Take Block D and use the 2 colors of ink pads to ink up the top and bottom of the clear block ensuring that there is a lot of ink on the block.
 3.  Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to mist the block with water enough to get the ink spreading. (Don’t get it so wet that it starts to drip).
 4.  Place wet block onto the white cardstock. Let dry or use Heat Tool to speed up drying time.
 5.  Stamp tree using Memento black ink.
 6.  Use the 2 3/8” square framelit to cut out a square from the stamped layer.
 7.  Adhere Whisper White cardstock using SNAIL to card. Use Dimensionals to pop up square piece.
 8.  Stamp greeting on a ½” strip of scrap white cardstock cut to approx. 3 ½”. Use Snips to cut a “V” out of the end. Adhere greeting to card using Dimensionals.

Other stamp sets work well with today's project too, like the "One Big Meaning" stamp set (which is retiring!)...

...and the "High Tide" stamp set (bird image):

I hope you take some time to give today's tutorial a try - I know you'll enjoy it. The inked block technique is super fun and you can whip up a whack of beautiful cards in no time!

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Label Me Pretty (Embossing Folder Technique)
Butterfly Basics Flower Shop Card
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Beautiful You in the Rain Card

Move Me Butterfly in the Window Card
Whole Lot of Lovely Card
Video: Mirror Image Reflection Technique

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!


  1. Such cute and east cards. I have that set and will try these. Thanks.

  2. Beautiful card Tina! I’m going to give this a go, haven’t ever tried this technique!

  3. Tina, I enjoy your blog, but I can't pin your ideas for future reference. Can you help me?

  4. Thanks for your comments, everyone! I'm so glad you enjoyed this card tutorial. Lynda, I use the pin button on my task bar that I downloaded from pinterest, and that works. Meanwhile, I'll look into why the pin (save) button on images isn't working - thanks for letting me know!

  5. This technique is so beautiful. The colours you used jump right out at me. Indeed, this is one lovely tree.

  6. these are all so beautiful!!

  7. I just watched this video on your watercolor technique on a block. I am going to use this in my April class. Wow factor made easy!!! Thanks for sharing. Susan Demonstrator in Aberdeen, MD.

  8. Hi Susan! Thank you for your kind comments! Your class will LOVE this technique! Have fun and HAPPY STAMPING! xx

  9. I just found you and the Sheltering Tree cards. There are so special and your technique is "WOW". Thank you for sharing.